The Senate Finance Committee has raised the curtain on what was supposed to be bipartisan health care legislation. But rather than bridging the growing divide in Congress, the new proposal has increased discord. Read More
House Democrats formally condemned Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for pointing his finger and shouting "You lie!" to President Obama during his health care speech to Congress.
The House voted 240 to 179, mostly along party lines, to disapprove of Wilson's actions following an hourlong debate led by former civil rights activist House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. Read More
"The level of unemployment is unacceptably high. And will, by all forecasts, remain unacceptably high for a number of years." Who do you suppose said that? A Republican political operative? A Fox News political analyst? One of those Tea Partiers who assembled in many thousands in Washington on Sept. 12? No, it was Lawrence Summers, the director of President Obama's National Economic Council and, by common consent, one of the world's leading economists. Read More
Climate change legislation will impose many costs on U.S. families. Now you can add more expensive tires to the list.
Congressional leaders and the White House have cut many deals to win backers for the push to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and President Obama's imposition of tariffs on Chinese-made tires looks like the latest sweetener in this great honey pot of a proposal. But it's also the latest hit to the wallet of the American consumer, who will now pay more for his tires. Read More